Our international team of scientists are tackling a fundamental question about how cancer develops: why do some gene faults only cause cancer in certain organs?
Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.
Lab-grown cells live on liquid food called cell culture media. But off-the-shelf recipes could be skewing experiments, posing a challenge for cancer research.
Less than 1 in 5 Wikipedia biographies are about women. And we wanted to change that. We held International Women’s Day Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and update pages about women in cancer research.
Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to ways to diagnose and treat the disease.
Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.
The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.
We asked some of our top researchers to share their personal ambitions for 2019 and the key trends that they hope to see emerge in their field.